This week in Winning Post

The build-up to spring goes up a cog this Saturday with the return of champion Australian racehorse Winx at Randwick.

The mighty mare, unbeaten from her past nine starts including six Group 1s, resumes in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes over 1400m at weight-for-age.

The Randwick program also includes the Silver Shadow and Up & Coming for the new-season three-year-olds, the Show County and the Toy Show.

In Melbourne there's the Peter Lawrence, the Vain and Quezette at Caulfield, while in Adelaide some of SA's spring stars resume in the Spring Stakes.

Can anyone halt the Winx juggernaut? Highly unlikely, but Joel Marshall's Randwick preview will lead this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the meetings at Mildura and Taree plus fields, colours and selections for Albury and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Seymour (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Taree Cup day and Grand National Steeplechase day at Sportsbet-Ballarat plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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Inside Winning Post August 19 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Friday:
Bet365 Geelong, Murwillumbah
Saturday:
Moonee Valley, Rosehill, Morphettville, Gold Coast, Belmont, Donald (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Mackay (Qld edition)
Sunday:
Cranbourne, Wyong, Sunshine Coast, Devonport
Who is the best racehorse in the world?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Royal Randwick Saturday - R5 N6 Calculated 9th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R5 N7 Dracarys 1st
Royal Randwick Saturday - R7 N5 Rocket Commander 4th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R8 N3 Burning Passion 3rd
Caulfield Saturday - R6 N9 Evil Cry 9th
Caulfield Saturday - R8 N3 Burning Passion SCR
Caulfield Saturday - R9 N14 Ozi Choice 3rd
Results
Letter of the Week

Risk management

Tried to place an online bet Wednesday August 9 with a bouquet bookie (no names but they bet every day of the year), $400 on Another Sin.
Waited 90 seconds …
“You may have 56 cents on it.”
Reminds of that story of the little old lady who asked Mark Read for 50 cents on a horse at 4/9.
“I can’t take that,” he said.
She replied: “Take what you can and I’ll put the rest on elsewhere.”
The only thing a bouquet bookie will give you is two treys for a zac.
Good luck for the spring and don’t bet early.

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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: